Creating a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

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Modus is a Community Effort

Modus is owned and created by the Development Community of Trimble. With your contributions, the system can constantly get updated and improved. Contributions may include a new design element, a set of icons, an expression of an existing element in a pattern library for a new design tool, or the addition of Modus components in a new development stack. Your contribution may also be in a form of feedback or a request for features that would make Modus more useful to you. Trimble community member contributions are what make Modus great! Thank you for your continued support!

The Modus Community

The Modus design system strives to follow a distributed model in order to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing. The Trimble community of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers and developers are an essential and intrinsic part of the design system, and it relies on your active contributions. Modus design guidelines run an open-source model, where everyone is allowed and encouraged to contribute, but contributions are managed and curated by a design system product manager and a community-sourced set of advisors, the curators.


Modus users are members of the Trimble community who use the design system for guidelines, design assets, and code libraries. Anyone can be a user, and we encourage users to participate and provide feedback.


Contributors are members of the Trimble community, who contribute their time and expertise to the design system. Your contributions are highly valued and encouraged. You can contribute by

Design System Product Manager

The design system product manager is closely coordinated with the UX Board who serves as an advisor to the Modus design system and approves the backlog, processes and governing functions. The product manager is responsible for

  • curating and maintaining the content,
  • prioritizing features,
  • grooming the backlog,
  • establishing processes and governance,
  • coordinating between users and contributors.

The Trimble UX Board

The members of the Trimble UX Board are elected by the community of UX practitioners. They represent the diverse community and help elevate and organize the growing user experience practice, by overseeing horizontal initiatives, such as community engagement, best practice development, design standardization (both styles as well as process), mentorship, career development, and the representation of the UX practice to the greater product development organizations of Trimble. The Trimble UX board oversees the Modus design system as one of its key initiatives.

Transparency of Progress

Modus aims to maintain open communication as to its progress. We readily share updates, the backlog, and the roadmap with the community.

Other UX Resources at Trimble


Learn about Trimble-wide UX initiatives, upcoming events and summits, and browse the archives. Get in touch with other Trimble UXers, the UX Council, or the UX Board.

What’s New

The latest updates on Modus guidelines, components, documentation across platforms, calls to join Tiger Teams, and other Modus-related news.